Who owns the Queen Mary 2?
She was the flagship of the Cunard and White Star Lines, built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland.
Queen Mary, along with RMS Queen Elizabeth, were built as part of Cunard’s planned two-ship weekly express service between Southampton, Cherbourg and New York.
What’s the story behind the Queen Mary?
The ship was named after Mary of Teck, the wife of George V. The king died shortly before the ship’s maiden voyage. Legend has it that Cunard wanted to name the ship Victoria, but after asking the king for permission to name the ship “after Britain’s greatest queen”, he replied that his wife would be delighted.
Did anyone die on the Queen Mary?
“The count that I have, according to the ship’s logbooks, is 47 deaths on board since the Queen Mary was launched in 1936,” reports Bill Winberg, archivist for the beached liner, and, more recently, her resident ghostbuster.
Is the Titanic bigger than the Queen Mary?
Queen Mary, which nearly doubles the Titanic in weight (okay, not quite doubles, but it is considerably weightier). The Queen Mary is in many ways is a faster, more powerful ship, but it was a later ship, too, boasting up-to-date technologies and ideas.